Wiersma Family Blog

A glimpse into our lives as a family with micro-preemies. Our twins boys (Lovingly referred to as our Miracle Men) were born almost 16 weeks early.

Our journey continues when our son Max was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3. This is his story....

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Max is On a Roll!!!

Max's ween went great Friday. We can do half hour weens twice a day at home! Pulmonology would like us to take the first week easy. Max has been having some "off" days lately so they want to ease into the process.  If he does well this week we can do 1 hour weens the next week. We are ECSTATIC!!!!! The process has begun!!! 
It is so fun when we turn the vent off. Both boys look around to see how it got so quiet in the house. Max gets so proud of himself. He sits up super straight and giggles at himself. It is soooo cute. Wes crawls over to Max and stares at him. I think he is wondering where all of Max's tubes are.
It is such an amazing feeling. I am so proud of Max. He is absolutely amazing. We didn't expect to start this process already and he is handling it like a pro. We feel so....I can't find the right word. It is just wonderful!


  1. What a blessing! Usually when there are no words to express...I find God in that place:)

    How fun for them to experience this "roll" as brothers! I am proud of Max too...and...I am proud of you:)
    In His Grip, barb

  2. So Neat!!!! Praying for great strides ahead!

  3. Yeah Max!!!! This is such great news and we will keep praying that Max does well with longer and longer weens. I absolutely love that he knows what a big deal this is...and Wes too! I look in the future and i see a brotherly bond like none other :) thank you Lord!

  4. That's great, Max...keep up the great work! Yeah LORD! We continue to pray for the boys each day!

  5. Yay for Max!!! So happy for you!! Praise God for His work in the boys lives! Still praying for all of you :)
    Karen B.

  6. I am SO HAPPY for you guys!! Such great news. Go Max!!

  7. How wonderful. My prayers are with you. Blessing to all of you.

  8. I am sooo proud of you Max!! I actually had a dream this week that he was OFF the vent. and rolling around the house-everywhere. Yeah God!! Let me know if I can help you out.

    Marcia E